RIP Thread


Ray Thomas, founding member of the Moody Blues, 76


That’s something that bugged me about a number of the pieces I saw about Jerry Van Dyke’s passing. They simply could not talk about him without mentioning Dick.


John Young, Astronaut. He got to walk on the moon. What an experience!


And he smuggled a corned beef sandwich into space.


The Register article on Young :


Fujioka Mikio - He was a guitarist in the back-up band for BabyMetal.


Keith Jackson, voice of ABC sports for 50 years, 89


Dolores O’Riordan, 46, lead singer of The Cranberries


Sci-fi author Ursula K. LeGuin, 88


I was just going to post that. She’s one of the SF writers that I grew up on.


Man, I read her a lot, but not her famous stuff, I read a lot of her other stuff.


Just read about that on The Register.


I was looking through a couple of newspapers from this past week and saw that Warren Miller died last Wednesday. His skiing films were always amazing and fun to watch.

Saturday, it was Mort Walker, creator of “Beetle Bailey” and it’s related comic, “Hi and Lois”.


One of my favorite fantasy artists, William O’Connor, 47

Here’s a link to his art.


John Mahoney, best known as Frasier Crane’s father Martin, 77


Billy Graham, a very well-respected evangelist and Presidential advisor, at just a little over 99 years. Though by his own words, he’s simply changed where he lives.


David Ogden Stiers - Best known for his role in MASH, but was also a voice actor in such movies as Beauty and the Beast. I think it’s time to break out those MASH DVDs I got for Christmas…


Sir Roger Bannister, 88. The first person to break the 4-minute mile.


Aww, that’s too bad. I enjoyed watching M.A.S.H. as a kid, too.


He said a while back that he wanted there to be a moratorium on certain subjects because he was getting a little tired about talking about the show. He kind of was able to achieve that by concentrating on being a conductor and doing voice acting, like Jumba Jookiba for Lilo & Stitch.